All good things come to an end and this was a good ending.
What am I talking about? The end of the Tasha Turner Coaching Virtual Blog Tour!
IW learned a lot of great things on the tour even though I was not able to finish it out. I happen to have a very odd work schedule which hindered me from collaborating and making timely posts. However, I was able to post for most of it.
First of all, I met some great people! First of all Tasha herself, who was very patient. Let me put it this way, she had and has the patience of a saint! Despite the fact that she’d had a horrible car accident and was going through recovery and therapy at the same time. Tasha definitely had the patience of Moses.
Second, I’d never heard of a virtual blog tour before. I had no idea that like minded people would want to post on my blog, and their friends would want to come by and visit, leave comments and perhaps follow my blog. And I could do the very same for the ones whom I’d collaborated with for that particular week.
Of course that meant I had to tidy up stuff a bit. Just like having guests at home, I had to kind of redecorate. Unfortunately, I had to do it in the middle of the tour, for other reasons.
I also learned that my blog was a marketing tool. If I seriously wanted to be a published author my blog would be one of the methods of getting the word out to people that I not only wrote books, but also blogged.
Another effective method of getting the word out or marketing was a Facebook fan page. So, I set one up, which has links back to my blogs and gives statuses on what I plan to publish in the near future.
An additional method of marketing was Twitter. Though I’d been on Twitter for about two years before I joined TTC-VBT, and thought I had things downpat, I really didn’t. I really didn’t understand the whole concept behind all of the links and hashtags until the blog tour. I think I failed that course though, because I never could get it quite right, but I enjoyed trying to learn it.
In conclusion, I want to thank all of those who allowed me to post on their blogs and those who posted on mine. Thank you so much for your friendships and the learning experience. The chance to help and encourage one another was invaluable
Last but not least, I thank Lady Tasha Turner who put all of this together and stuck with it to the end, despite the circumstances. You rock Tasha!